Established in 1963 as a Research and Post Graduate teaching Department of University of Kerala, the Department of Physics is the one of the oldest and reputed Departments of the University. The Department has produced around 150 Ph.Ds and has more than 1200 research publications in leading international/national journals and conference proceedings.
Collaborative research programs exist with Iwate University, Morioka, Japan; University of Twente, the Netherlands; Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands; Free University. Berlin; Ulm University, Penn State University, USA and University of ST.Andrews, Scotland. Several projects on areas like astrophysics, nano materials, etc. are currently being pursued.
Core Areas of Research
Material Science, Lasers and Spectroscopy, Theoretical Physics, Nanostructures and Nanophosphors, Hydrothermal Growth of Nanoparticles, Transparent Thin Film Transistors, Laser induced and RF plasma studies, Transparent Conducting Oxides, Oxide Phosphors and Thin Film Electroluminescent Devices, Sulphide Phosphors and Thin Film Electroluminescent Devices, Ferroelectric Random Access memories, Tunable Microwave Devices, Ferroelectric Thin film Transistors (FeTFT), ZnO/PMMA nanocomposites for optical limiting applications and Plasma studies,